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THE CITIZEN OF BALTIMORE

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter presents an overview of Mencken's German-American family background and childhood, focusing on Baltimore during the Gilded Age of the 1880s and 1890s, and how it formed his worldview and ... More


IN THE CRUCIBLE

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Mencken's close relationship with his mother, Anna Mencken, and his depression following her untimely death. It also heralds the break of his friendship with Theodore Dreiser.


AUGUST MENCKEN & BRO.

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter chronicles Mencken's rebellion against his father; he plot to his escape from working at the family cigar factory to become a newspaperman. Unable to do so, Mencken retreats into the ... More


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